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Haven Hotel
Haven Hotel

161 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QL

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4 out of 5 (263 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Sandbanks hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sandbanks Ferry Terminal and Brownsea Castle. Shel …

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The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel

34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3DH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

£69
Village Hotel Bournemouth
Village Hotel Bournemouth

Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (651 reviews)

Located in Holdenhurst, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Littledown Sports Center and Altitude High Ropes …

£47
Harbour Heights Hotel
Harbour Heights Hotel

73 Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7LW

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4.4 out of 5 (114 reviews)

Located in Sandbanks, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Compton Acres and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bournemouth Beach and …

£139
The Green House
The Green House

4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (425 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, …

£98
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

St Michael's Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU

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4.1 out of 5 (356 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Bournemouth hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Oceanarium, …

£89
The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel

27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AF

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4 out of 5 (603 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

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Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel

15 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7PS

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (279 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Sandbanks hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Compton Acres and Sandbanks Ferry Terminal. Shell Bay …

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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth

Bath Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EW

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3.1 out of 5 (1,233 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Poole
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Poole

Thames Street, Poole BH15 1JN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scaplen’s Court Museum and Poole Harbour. Brownsea …

£104
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Pocket Guide: Swanage Anvil Point Lighthouse Hotels

Located just two miles from Swanage and situated in the grounds of Durlston Country Park, the Anvil Point Lighthouse is one of Dorset's most unique attractions. Sitting on Anvil Point and built from locally quarried stone, the lighthouse was completed in 1881 and opened by Joseph Chamberlain, father of the soon-to-be Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. There's plenty of good accommodation not far from the lighthouse, ranging from simple B&Bs and characterful inns, to upmarket lodges and hotels.

A Little Luxury: Hotels near the Anvil Point Lighthouse

Those looking to add a little luxury to their downtime will find that there are more than a few hotels that should meet their needs. The Kings Country Courtyard boasts incredible views of Corfe Castle, the beautiful Swanage Bay, and on a clear day you can see as far as the Isle of Wight. This can be booked for self-catering or as a bed and breakfast, giving you complete control over how you spend your leisure time. The Scott Arms offers equally luxurious accommodation set in a timber-beamed, traditional pub that's practically crackling with character.

B&Bs Worth Tunnelling Into

However, if you'd prefer something more modest, there's a wide selection of mid-range hotels close to the Anvil Point Lighthouse. The fabulously-named 'A Great Escape Guest House' offers high quality accommodation, along with 21st century perks, such as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. It might even see you whistling the theme-tune to the film of the nearly-but-not-quite-the-same name!

Other Local Attractions

Anvil Point Lighthouse is occasionally open to the public for guided tours. However, in the event that it's closed or still in use, there are plenty of other attractions nearby, such as Corfe Castle and Durlston Castle. The Swanage Railway is only a short distance away, offering the chance to take a trip on a steam train as far as Norden. On a hot day, the idyllic seclusion of Lulworth Cove is ideal for those travelling with children; the beach is very safe and even offers opportunities for a spot of idle fossil hunting. You'll find some superb family-friendly hotels nearby, such as The Savoy Hotel in Bournemouth.

The Anvil Point Lighthouse is a fascinating attraction. However, with excellent accommodation in the area, you're free to explore the whole area at your own pace.

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